Islam means peace, Islam also means submitting to God. So in other words Islam is peace acquired by submitting oneself to God. The term “Islam” I took for granted, now it mean the world to me, it is my way life.

In the Islamic school that I teach, there is a framed picture of words hanging inside the office wall. It says something like this “Believe that everything belong to God, and we will not be afraid of losing” Masha Allah, how wonderful is that.

My mother (Almarhumah) passed away just a couple of years ago, I love her so dearly she was my number one person in life. She died from cancer, it was probably the hardest episode in our life. Alhamdulillah, my mom died in peace, she submitted herself to God completely. As one of the closest to her, I felt a very deep sadness I couldn’t even talk about it until probably a year after. She belonged to Allah, and this world we live in is only temporary, it is a test of faith for the real life, the eternity. Innalillaahi wa inna ilaihi raaji’uun, everything that comes from God, will return to God.